In its bid to set behavioural standards for its construction sites, the Australian government will be implementing changes to the Building Code, including mandatory drug testing on most Commonwealth-funded building sites, starting October 16, 2015, says an article contribution by Cathy Cato for Sourceable.
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If University of Queensland’s Associate Professor Jason Connor and Professor Wayne Hall are to be believed, alcohol is Australia’s deadliest drug, and it should not be overlooked by all the social activism around substance abuse.
Countless people go to jail for drug-related offences. Being in prison, however, doesn’t seem to stop them from indulging in their favourite habit, if a report for The Queensland Times by Adam Davies about continuing drug busts in jails in Ipswich is to be believed.
Decades of antidrug campaigns, and the global drug trade continues to thrive mainly because, says author and journalist Johann Hari, we are completely missing the real issue with drug addiction.
The Rugby World Cup is on, and our very own Wallabies have just struck first blood beating Fiji 28-13 in their tournament opener at the Millennium Stadium on Wednesday.
The government’s campaign against ice may be getting all the attention, but prescription drug abuse is actually killing more people, according to the Australian Medical Association (AMA).
For the second time since 2013, a reveler has died during western Sydney’s Defqon.1 Festival, with coroners trying to determine if drugs caused it, according to a report by Benedict Brook for News.com.au.
Senator Eric Abetz on Friday has introduced amendments to the Building Code 2013 requiring all firms involved in Commonwealth-funded construction work to have a drug and alcohol testing policy in place.